Skip Redundent Navigation
Territorial Kansas Online 1854-1861 Explore Topics Territorial A-Z Map Lesson Plans  
Back to search results

Item Description
  Letter, George L. Stearns to E. B. Whitman
Author: Stearns, Geo. L. (George Luther), 1809-1867
Date: November 14, 1857

In response to several letters from Whitman about money, George Stearns wrote from Boston to clarify a few issues. He gave an account of available funds and provided instruction on the distribution and/or sale of clothing for the Kansas emigrants. Stearns also commented on his support for Brown which included "authority to draw on me for money" if necessary "to establish order by force." He felt circumstances were apparently changing for the better--"I should not be willing to have any of my funds used for that purpose."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: George L. Stearns Collection, #507
Item Number: 100477              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Brown, John, 1800-1859; Free state support; Massachusetts State Kansas Committee; Relief; Stearns, Geo. L. (George Luther), 1809-1867; Whitman, E. B.

Transcript available

page 1
pg. 1
page 2
pg. 2

Full document metadata

The current URL is